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Technology Student Association
Technology Student Association

2021-2022 

Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Beth Penney

Email Address:  bpenney@tolland.k12.ct.us

MEETINGS
Tolland High School student members meet once a week from September to May to prepare for state and national competitions.  Students participate in a competition of their choosing as an individual or team.

Check out the website here for more details on the available competitions.


The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit career and technical student organization (CTSO) of middle school and high school students who are engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Since TSA was chartered in 1978, over 5,000,000 student members have participated through competitions, intracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, community service, and more.

TSA is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, 501(c)(3) that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, or disability.

Membership: By the Numbers

  • 250,000+ middle and high school student members
  • 100 percent likely to graduate from high school
  • 75 percent college-bound
  • 39 percent minority representation
  • 3,500+ teachers (chapter advisors)
  • 2,300+ schools in 48 states

TSA Competitions

TSA provides rules and guidelines for 39 high school competitions.

Programs and Initiatives

Leadership Program: TSA believes acquiring 21st century leadership skills are critical to the success of young people and integrates these aptitudes in over 70 TSA competitions.  These leadership skills are specifically tailored for each competitive event and evaluated based on official rules and rubrics. Additionally, TSA offers its members leadership development activities based on the 21st century skills.

National Service Project: For over a decade TSA has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS). TSA chapters around the country raised money to help fund the vital research, education, advocacy, and patient services of the American Cancer Society.

Unite: Funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), Unite is a four-to-six-week program held at colleges and universities nationwide during the summer. Unite encourages underserved and underrepresented high school students to pursue higher education and a STEM career path.